There is an incredible opportunity for those who want to earn income and work from home. These writing jobs pay quite a bit more money and most do not require that you be a professional writer or have a degree in Journalism.  I was actually surprised to find out just how many companies there are out there that will pay you to even write fictional stories about kids.

If you happen to be a parent of small children, then this career opportunity may just be for you. I will provide all the details below for each company so you can get started writing today.   Many of the companies listed here pay at least $0.20 per word! 

Please refer to the “Writing Tips” section of this website for information on Kill Fees,Queries,Rights, SASE, and other terms for your submissions. 

pockets.org

Wholesome magazine that is tailored to young children ages 8-12 to help them grow in their relationship with God. They pay .14 per word for stories and articles.

Rolling Stone

Most people may be familiar with this magazine. It centers around pop music and its culture. They also publish current events. They pay $1 per word.

Analog

Science fiction and fact magazine. No editorial guidelines requirements for writers. They do not want to inhibit your creativity. They pay 6 cents a word for Fact articles, 6-8 cents a word for short stories. For stories that have at least 7,500-10,000 words the pay is $450-$600. For longer material the pay is 5-6 cents a word. They also pay for artwork. For cover art the pay is $1,200 and $125 for black and white interior.

iluvcats.com

A magazine publication that is designed for cat lovers and owners. They pay $50 for stories and non-fiction and $25 for short fillers.

Cineaste

Magazine on cinema and Hollywood films. Both old and new. They pay for articles, book, movie, and other reviews. They pay is $10-100.

Early American Life

Deals with the history, antiques, architecture, decorating, travel, and more of American culture and society. They pay $500 for a first feature for a new writer.

BEAD AND BUTTON

Bead and Button, your complete beading resource, is a magazine devoted to techniques, projects, and designs of beaded jewelry and accessories. Our readership includes bead and button makers, hobbyists, and enthusiasts who find satisfaction in making beautiful pieces. Our beading designers are skilled artisans (not necessarily skilled writers) who are willing to share what they know. Pays $300-$400 for articles up to 1,200 words. Pays up to $300 for projects.

BIRD TALK

We publish informative articles on the care of birds; photo essays on historical and current events dealing with birds; how-to articles; and human-interest stories. Sidebars to accompany articles are a plus. We do not publish fiction, or stories in which a bird speaks as if it were human. We rarely run stories concerning native wild birds. We use a species article in each issue, but these are assigned to experts in the species or to experienced writers who are familiar with our species profile requirements. The ideal manuscript is an 800 to 2,000 word article accompanied by high-quality color slides, digital images or professional illustrations. Our usual rate of payment is $100 to $200 for short features (1,000 words or less) and $300 to $400 for longer features (1,500 to 2,500 words), including accompanying high-quality photographs.

Dramatics Magazine

We buy four to eight articles for each issue, ranging in length from 800 to 4,000 words. Articles are accepted on any area of the performing arts, including film, video, and dance. We print seven one-act and full-length plays a year. We occasionally reprint plays, but prefer that they be unpublished. Plays should be performable in high schools, which places some restrictions on language and subject matter; however, we tend not to publish children’s theater pieces, teen angst dramas, and overtly didactic “message” plays. We buy one-time, non-exclusive publication rights to plays. Honorariums of $25 to $400 are paid for accepted work.

Boys Life


A general magazine to entertain boys ages 6-18. Write for a boy aged 12. Major articles run 500-1500 words and pay $400 up to $1500. Department headings submitted run 600 words paying $100 up to $400.

Discovery Girls

Feature articles for girls ages 8-12 dealing with real-life situations. Feature articles run 800-1000 words. Quizzes run from 500-750 words. Payment is $75 up to $400 on quizzes, articles, etc.

Armour Creole

Hiring freelance writers to write on health, beauty, fashion, etc. Articles range in length from 500-800 words. Pay is $75 per article. Send resume, cover letter, and 2 clips to
career@armourcreole.com Make sure that you put Freelance Writer in the subject and what topic you would like to write on.

Swap Media.net

Need writers to submit brief articles on current events to sites and blogs. The pay is $30 per article. Contact ryanz@swap-media.net for submissions and inquiries.